Coming in the fall of 2018 from She Writes Press:
Public Defender Liana Cohen would give anything to have one client, just one, whom she can believe in. Dozens of hardened criminals and repeat offenders have chipped away at her faith in herself and the system. She needs someone to reignite her passion and salvage her career. Enter imprisoned felon Danny Shea, whose unforgivable crime would raise a moral conflict in an attorney at the height of her idealism – and that hasn’t been Liana in quite a while. His conviction on appeal, Liana is assigned to his case. Danny’s astonishing blend of confidence and vulnerability intrigues Liana, who finds him intelligent and magnetic. And she believes he’s innocent. When Liana wins Danny’s release from prison, she finds herself confronted by a man who is single-minded in his determination to be with her. As their attorney-client relationship transforms into something less than arms-length, Liana’s whole world is turned upside down. She risks losing everything when Danny’s attentions intensify just as her boyfriend, Jakob Weiss, proposes marriage. Liana must decide who she is.
“Unreasonable Doubts is a promising debut. An intriguing blend of romance and legal suspense from a new writer to watch.“
— William Landay, New York Times bestselling author of
“The old saying that the law is a jealous mistress takes on new meaning in Reyna Gentin’s exciting new novel Unreasonable Doubts. It’s an interesting tale, well-told, about justice … and the human heart.“
— Linda Fairstein, former Chief, Manhattan DA Sex Crimes Unit and bestselling crime novelist.
“Reyna Marder Gentin’s passion for the law shines in her debut novel. And Gentin’s deft exploration of justice, love, and tradition sets Unreasonable Doubts apart. A new talent has arrived!”
― Rabbi Joseph Telushkin, best-selling author of Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History, and the Rabbi Daniel Winter Mystery Series.
“Can head and heart possibly make the scales of Justice balance, or must one prevail? Reyna Gentin’s first novel, Unreasonable Doubts, is not only intelligent, but deeply moving. She knows the law and she knows her characters. Well done!”
— Susan Isaacs, author of Compromising Positions, After All These Years, and As Husbands Go.
“Reyna Marder Gentin’s Unreasonable Doubts takes you behind the closed doors of lawyers’ offices and courtrooms … a compelling look at the legal system with vivid and unforgettable characters who will keep you up at night, worrying about them.”
― Jimin Han, author of A Small Revolution.